Unprecedented demand brings Cirque Éloize iD back to SA for the Festive Holidays
When Cirque Éloize iD (pronounced Sirk-ehl-waz eye-dee) made its South African debut at Montecasino’s Teatro in 2014, audiences were literally blown away by this bewildering high-energy production that blends breathtaking acrobatics and street dance. Word spread quickly and “iD” became the hottest ticket in town. Owing to critical acclaim and rave reviews, “ “iD” sold out fast, thereby creating an unprecedented demand for its return.
Cirque Éloize iD is back! This popular show returns to Montecasino’s Teatro on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, running until 24 December 2016. There are special midweek show times and matinees scheduled during peak holiday season. Tickets are on sale at Computicket.
Directed by Jeannot Painchaud and brought to South Africa by leading local promoter, Showtime Management, Cirque Éloize’s iD has been enjoyed over the past seven years by more than 1 million spectators in over 1000 performances in almost 100 cities across the globe in 25 countries.
A high-energy blend of circus arts and urban dance, iD is a production for the young at heart featuring an inspiring soundtrack and innovative video projections. Acrobats, aerialists, a trial biker, and hip hop and break dancers come together to create a microcosmic society where two groups celebrate everyone’s distinct identity.
There’s speed, power and a cacophony of sounds as everything comes together in the unprecedented spectacular trampoline-finale. The show’s energy and poetry will surpass the expectations of audiences and is guaranteed to leave them in awe. In 2014 City Buzz enthusiastically remarked, “From the first siren wail to its astonishing trampoline finale, Cirque Éloize iD shocked, amused and enthralled as it brought the wonders of the circus to a contemporary audience.” The Tonight praised the performers; “They’re using their heads to appeal to their peers and in the same space, attracting audiences for the sheer spectacle of their striking showmanship.”
“The runaway success of the show’s first season in 2014 says it all – this is a unique and massively exciting show for the whole family,” says Hazel Feldman of Showtime Management who added, “This mind-blowing fusion of new theatrical circus and urban dance is an absolute must “do” on every year-end calendar!”
iD features a cast of 15 acrobats and performers, and incorporates innovative multimedia elements, as well as a rock and electronica inspired soundtrack created by composers Jean-Phi Goncalves and Alex McMahon. In Cirque Éloize’s iD, acrobatic disciplines are combined with the energy of hip-hop and street dances, giving a fresh and high octane spin to modern circus.
The show’s Director, Jeannot Painchaud says, “It is with great pleasure that we bring this urban tale, filled with color, passion and energy to Cape Town for the very first time. We are also pleased to be back in Johannesburg where we played to packed houses in 2014.” ID is now Cirque Éloize’s biggest international success. Seven years after its first presentation, it still moves people, and differentiates itself from others with its energy and edginess.”
Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, Cirque Éloize iD began touring in 2009. The set design, illustrations and video projections are created by Robert Massicotte in collaboration with Alexis Laurence. The music is composed by Jean-Phi Goncalves and Alex McMahon, while the lighting is by Nicolas Descoteaux. Krzysztof Soroczynski acted as show acrobatic designer and head-trainer. iD also includes an artistic contribution from Mourad Merzouki.
JOHANNEBURG SHOW INFORMATION
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 to Saturday, 24 December 2016
No Monday shows
From 30 November to 11 December:
Tuesday to Saturday: 20h00;
Saturday: 15h00 & 20h00;
Sunday: 14h00 and 18h00
From 13 December 2016 to 24 December 2016
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 15h00;
Saturday: 15h00 and 20h00;
Sunday: 14h00 and 18h00
Sunday, 18 December: 14h00 only
Friday, 16 December: 15h00 and 20h00.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday Evening:
R150, R185, R285, R380
Friday, Saturdays and Sunday Matinee
R175, R200, R275, R375, R450
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